Make no mistake about it I have supported authors for years. Now that I myself happen to be one, have come to understand how much work goes into writing. Hours of writing and and doing research, is what it takes to write a decent novel. So if some person literally steals your work, it should be duly noticed. In this case it is what seems to have happened.
The problem is Amazon a major book retailer has done nothing to remove the book and give the correct author his alleged work he is owed by the would be paranormal thief.
The article was seen on a website where a woman whom wrote about it, had stated what had happened. The Haunted Librarian.
“Richard Estep has written several non-fiction books on paranormal phenomena and appeared on various TV shows discussing his experiences. As a paramedic, Richard is especially interested in paranormal activity in and around hospitals. For Haunted Healthcare: Medical Professionals and Patients Share their Encounters with the Paranormal, Richard interviewed medical personnel and patients to obtain personal stories. The book was published in 2018 and is available in paperback or as an E-book. His extensive research landed him a guest role on Haunted Hospitals. A paranormal reality type show.
A person claiming to be Hugo Sulin published The Haunting of The Healthcare: A Collection of Ghost Stories Related to the Medical Professions: Haunted House Mystery Books on January 9, 2021. What does appear is It appears on Amazon.com. “Sulin” allegedly reduced the page count by 2 pages and cut the paperback price. How ever the original work is of Richard estep.
Amazon no stranger to doing the wrong thing, had stopped comments from would be reviewers and commenters, as the site was getting plastered with negative comments pertaining to the alleged book fraud. As of early January the book had not been taken down.
As seen by the book titles and covers you see the name is almost the same, but the concept is definitely the same, some authors do use these tactics to escape criminal prosecution and or copy right laws. It is the actual work and writing inside, that is the tell tell sign of illegal copyright use.
The allegedly copyrighted book had these reviews on amazon:
January 28 at 6:23 PM · ***Thanks for your help, everyone. Amazon has me in a holding pattern, so there’s not much more I can do but wait. I appreciate everyone’s support. I’ve logged complaints against FIVE of these fraudulent editions so far. Please hold off on contacting Amazon yourself. If it isn’t on their radar now, then it won’t ever be. ***Friends and readers, I am being robbed, publicly and blatantly.Two “books” now trending on Amazon called “The Haunting of the Healthcare” are a direct, word-for-word, badly-formatted scan of my book “Haunted Healthcare.” A direct reprint of the text. It’s theft. Fraud. I’m beyond livid. I called Amazon customer service and was told to lodge a complaint of copyright infringement, which I did. Who knows how long it will take them to get around to dealing with it. They stole my book, slapped fake names on them, and are stealing my earnings. There are two editions, one by a Hugo Sulin and the other by a Delena McSparin. Two Kindle editions, two paperbacks. All the same theft of the book.https://smile.amazon.com/…/ref=zg_bsnr_158512011_21…https://smile.amazon.com/…/B08S…/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0…
All in all if you know of any other authors suffering because somebody took there work, please feel free to alert us and thanks.
Canadian man accused psychic, also accused of running psychic mail fraud scheme has been extradited from Spain to the U.S. before making his first appearance in federal court on last Tuesday. Runner has been charged with 18 counts of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. It is said he has allegedly scammed more than 1 million Americans over 20 years.
According to prosecutors, Runner’s alleged scheme involved sending millions of US citizens, many of whom were vulnerable, elderly or sick, letters purporting to be from two well-known French psychics, including Maria Duval.
Patrice Runner, 54, appeared at a Central Islip, New York court one day after being handed over to U.S. authorities, according to a news release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In October 2018, Runner had been indicted on charges of mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering over an alleged scam based on letters from supposed psychics, taking in around $180 million from more than 1 million U.S. victims over 20 years.
“The Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch is committed to investigating and prosecuting transnational criminal schemes that target elderly and vulnerable Americans,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Bossert Clark of the Justice Department’s Civil Division said in a statement.
According to several posts, both from the property house owners, The Lookout House in P.A and on social media the infamous queen and king of said deception is being sued in court or perhaps a better word for it, is being evicted from as they said being property squatters. We have written many times over those two now infamous duels. This one takes the paranormal Round Cake. let’s say with Christmas coming: Fruit Cake.
It apparently looks after the lookout house closed on September 30 due to Covid-19 restrictions, two people stayed on and hunkered down. Just days ago it had been seen by many and by the property owners of the historic lookout house, that they have some squatters. Pam and Steven Barry had stated prior during events, they were the owners of the Lookout house, but according to the actual owners, they had never been. That is most…
I suppose the old pun “she didn’t see it coming” could hold a little more truth. You would think that if one is an alleged psychic, that person would know if some driver is about to destroy her business right? well not in this case, as WBRZ reports. According to WBRZ news, both the psychic and her grandson were ok.
BATON ROUGE – An uneventful day wasn’t in the cards for a longtime fortune-telling business near I-10 after it ended up with a vehicle through its front wall.
A truck crashed through the front of The Psychic Room Monday afternoon, which is located at the intersection of College Drive and Corporate.
From Corporate Boulevard, the driver, 42-year-old Derek Lacombe, crossed College Drive and did not stop until colliding with the building. Lacombe was later arrested on DWI and reckless operation charges.